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Blackboard Support – Informational Announcement –

SUBJECT:   Blackboard Upgrade – August 2015

WHO IT AFFECTS: All Blackboard Users

DETAILS:

The San Jacinto College  Blackboard system has been successfully upgraded. We are still finalizing updates on the Kaltura, Smarthinking, and WebAssign building blocks and expect these to be finalized by 8/18/2015.

At this time we are releasing Blackboard to faculty and students for normal operations. 

You can obtain information on the new Blackboard features on the EdTech blog site http://sjcblogs.sanjac.edu/edtech/

There will also be open lab sessions this week as follows:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Central Campus, C-1.219, 9:00 -11:00 am
South Campus, S-12.214, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday, August 21, 2015

North Campus, N-2.207, 9:00 – 11:00 am

If you find that a component is not working as expected during your use of the system notify Blackboard Support for assistance.

Blackboard Support Team
San Jacinto College – Educational Technology
8060 Spencer Hwy. | C.1-218| Pasadena, TX 77505
On-Campus:  2084
Off-Campus:  281.542.2084

Email: bbsupport@sjcd.edu

 

Blackboard Upgrade Feature Review – Date Management Tool

Setting availability and due dates for items and assignments in Blackboard is important so information is clear and readily available to students.  However, it can be very time consuming to update these dates as you reuse content from semester to semester.

The Date Management Tool is one of the improvements the College will pick up as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for August 2015. Using this tool, instructors can more easily adjust availability and due dates for their course within one convenient location.

All Blackboard items with dates are supported by date management,. These include:

  • Content, such as items, files, and audio.
  • Assessments, such as tests, surveys, and assignments.
  • Tools, such as discussions, blogs, journals, and announcements.
  • Manual grade columns.
  • Course and organization tasks.

full write up of the data management tool is available from the Blackboard Help website. Or take a few minutes to review the Blackboard OnDemand video below.

Blackboard Upgrade Feature Review – Student Preview

Faculty have long desired a true student preview mode in Blackboard. Good news! The wait is over. Student preview is one of the improvements the College will pick up as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for August 2015.

Enter Student Preview Mode

 

 

 

In Student Preview mode, faculty will be able to view their Blackboard course sites from a student perspective, allowing them to review course content and ensure course settings are working as expected.

Bb Student Preview Mode

 

 

A full write up of the student preview mode is available from the Blackboard Help website. Or take a few minutes to review the Blackboard OnDemand video below.

Contact an instructional designer at your campus to for questions or to schedule additional Blackboard training.